Friday, December 30, 2011

1st semester down!!

Here are our family pictures for the year. They turned out super cute and I had a hard time not posting like all of them.

These 3 kids are just awesome!

See the drool dripping down from his chin onto his shirt? This is him 24/7!

He looks more like his daddy every year

I had to beg her to wear a skirt on a day other then Sunday, she is such a tom boy!

So I have been out of school for about 3 weeks now and I have enjoyed every minute of it! I have actually become a bum, because I really think I needed a break psychologically. So the semester went better then I thought it would go. I had to quit breast feeding Kade right before I started because he would not take a bottle. I had two long days at school and I did not want Lance or my mother-in-law to be stuck with a crazy baby. I really was heart broken because this time around I worked SO SO hard to get a good milk supply because previously it has not been great. I talked to the pediatrician and he told me that 4 months was great for breast feeding, and that sometimes if mom is stressed out it can effect milk supply and therefore have an impact on baby. Kade actually was a lot less fussy as soon as he started formula, I am pretty sure he did not something in my diet. He still is super picky with nipples on bottles, the little stinker. Sometimes I burst into tears because I wish I could nurse my baby, but it is just life. Darn school! I am really really enjoying it though! I feel so blessed that I got into the program because I was not really expecting to. I am really looking forward to next semester because we have our med/surg class and ob/maternity and pediatrics. The whole reason I went into nursing was to work in labor and delivery babies, so we will see how I feel about it when I actually do.

Jaxon started kindergarten this year and it has been quite an adjustment. I don't know if it was that I started school as well or if he has to go to school every day, but he had a rough time for a couple of months. He would get super cranky after I picked him up after school and just have these tantrums that I have not seen. It has been much better lately though, hopefully we can keep up this good attitude. He is learning so much and is reading really well. He reads this series of books called Sam books that build on eachother. I am really impressed with all the sight words he knows. When we go through his list of sight words we make sentences for each word and he is pretty hilarious. I just love his fun personality!!

Kyleigh is in her second year of preschool. She seems to be learning the same things that she learned last year, so that gets frustrating. It's good for her though, she will be super ready for kindergarten. She is just the biggest sweetheart ever. She is so good at helping with baby Kade and will do anything I ask. She always tells me that she loves me and she just makes me so happy. She is a sunbeam and her teachers tell me that she is so good. They put her in between kids that need to stay quiet. I am so proud of her. She is also in gymnastics and she really is enjoying it. I hope to get her into a dance class as well soon. She is kind of a tom boy, so we wil see if she ends up even liking any of this girly stuff. Her and Jaxon both played soccer this past fall as well. She was on a team with only 4 players, so she got a lot of playing time. She seemed to get even more because 1 of the 4 players usually sat there and cried. Oh the joys of 4 year old soccer. They both play again this spring, so that will be something to look forward to.

Kade is full of personality! He is now 8 months!! He seems to hit these milestones in life way to fast and I just want to pause time and hold him! He started doing this worm break dance crawl move about a month ago. Now he finally realized his knees work much better! The other day he started crawling up the stairs. I have no way to block them and there are 16 of them, so we really need to keep a super close eye on him all the time. Hopefully he gets really good, really fast! That would make me feel a little better about things.

Lance is still at Goodwood. I wish he could get a new job because it is super hard doing the kids homework, feed them dinner, put them to bed, and then do my homework every night. I know these things happen in life and I don't like to whine, but it is so hard. It is also wearing on me, because he has had this schedule for 6 years now. Also, the kids really notice now because they are getting older, and it is sad to have the kids tell you they miss their daddy. Everything will work out though. I am so blessed that I do not have to work though. His job works for us right now.

Well sorry about the long post but that is what we have been up to these past couple of months. Our Christmas was great, the best part was hangout out with my cute little family. I feel so lucky to have 3 healthy children and my husband. Well I don't know if anyone even reads this anymore, but hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and has a Happy New Year!!

1 comment:

Allyssa said...

Great update. Beautiful family! You are an inspiration. Kids and nursing school is just like my mom and look where she's at. She LOVES her job. All that you are doing is good and will pay off! :)